Posts From Glenn Miñano

Photo: http://www.kitchensisters.org/hidden-kitchens/dissident-kitchens/, ©Ksenia Vytulev Who would have guessed that music and radiology could cross paths? Well, in the 1950’s Soviet Union they became intricately linked. Post World War II, censorship in the Soviet Union was extensive and obtaining forbidden music was › Continue Reading

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has the potential to evaluate the progression of lung disease in pediatric patients. Premature infants, for example, very often experience pulmonary complications and could greatly benefit from several imaging check-ups over time. Computed tomography (CT) is › Continue Reading

Dazzle Me Not

They shine, they sparkle, they look cool, but to a technologist and radiologist, they get in the way of diagnosing an x-ray exam. We’ve seen a lot of clothing that contains special material designed to catch our eye as they sparkle › Continue Reading

Dr. Eric J. Crotty, a radiologist for the Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging at Cincinnati Children’s, was raised in Cork, Ireland. He earned his MB, BCh, BAO degree from the University of College Cork, graduating in 1990. Dr. Crotty has been the › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s is one of the best places, in my opinion, to start a career. Ever so often we hire new technologists, radiologists and clinical and support staff related to our department in Radiology. If you want to be the › Continue Reading

Hi, I’m Maria A. Calvo Garcia, associate professor of Radiology at Cincinnati Children’s. My area of subspecialty is fetal imaging, in which we combine the use of ultrasound and fetal MRI to help in the diagnosis of potential problems that can affect babies › Continue Reading

Dr. Usha D. Nagaraj is a neuroradiologist in our Department of Radiology; she also specializes in fetal imaging. Last year she wrote an article, “Becoming a Mother Will (Hopefully) Make Me a Better Pediatric Radiologist.”  We caught up with her again to find › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s is now a HHT (Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia) Center of Excellence. There are approximately 25 such centers in North America and we are the only free standing pediatric hospital with such designation. HHT or Osler-Weber-Rendu is an inherited disorder › Continue Reading

Last week Cincinnati Children’s Radiology celebrated Patient Experience Week. We recognized our healthcare staff as well as honored our patients and families. Three healthcare staff members were awarded prizes for the most received nominations from their peers. The winners were › Continue Reading

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an imaging method that uses the protons of hydrogen atoms within the body to generate a medical image. MRI of the lungs has historically been challenging for a few different reasons. One reason is that › Continue Reading

“Partners in Patient Experience” Photos: Winners of the Patient Experience Awards: Randi Kugel (holding yellow flowers) and Julie Young (holding red flowers). In continuing our celebration of Patient Experience Week in our Radiology Department, we held a western-themed party last Tuesday during › Continue Reading

Patient experience week (April 24-28) is an annual event initially started by the Beryl Institute (a global community of practice dedicated to improving the patient experience through collaboration and shared knowledge). During this week, hospitals across the nation take some › Continue Reading

Imagine yourself as a young kid again. Your parents tell you that you’re going to the doctor for a check up. Your mind starts to create scenarios of what may happen at the doctor’s office. The fear of the unknown › Continue Reading

Today is Banana Day!

It’s an edible fruit, a berry (botanically), and its name is thought to be of West African origin. What is it? A banana! Three small bananas can provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. Like apples and watermelons, bananas can › Continue Reading

Prematurely born babies often have difficulty breathing on their own because their lungs have not fully developed before birth. Some of these babies require long durations of oxygen support or mechanical ventilation and are given a clinical diagnosis of bronchopulmonary › Continue Reading

Most people have no idea what our imaging analysts’ duties consist of in the Post-Processing and Image Analysis Lab. The job is actually pretty elaborate! It’s time to take you on a little behind-the-scenes tour of what really happens. Image: “Sagittal › Continue Reading

It’s no secret that when an x-ray image is taken of the human body, the body is exposed to a small dose of radiation. This is necessary in order for the radiologist to determine a patient’s medical problem. Be assured › Continue Reading

The Jean Turner Minority Scholarship for Medical Imaging Technology Administered by Cincinnati Children’s – Radiology Department Photo: (lf-rt), Dr. Brian Coley, Jean Turner, Nakiijah Sanders, Becci Pryor (BS CRA RT(R)), and Susan Smith (radiology manager). As a young African-American woman, › Continue Reading

Hi, my name is Chelsea Franklin and I work in the Radiography/Fluoroscopy Division of our Radiology Department. I married my high school sweetheart and we have two lovely children together, a boy named Tanner who is 6 and a little girl › Continue Reading

Photo: Joanne Dalton, in the middle of anesthesia nurses group, wearing a tiara. Cincinnati Children’s is saying goodbye to two of own, who are moving on to pursue other career opportunities. Joanne Dalton has held several positions during her tenure with us. She › Continue Reading

When he was younger, my older brother had a small plastic gun that shot shiny round BB pellets. One day he told my mom that a bunch of his BB’s were missing. Sure enough, the case of the missing BB › Continue Reading

When a girl is born with an anorectal malformation, she can sometimes have anomalies of her vagina, uterus, ovaries, kidneys or bladder. We’ll be focusing on vaginal anomalies, including imperforate hymen, partial agenesis of the vagina and complete agenesis of the › Continue Reading

Kayla Beck is a new addition to the Reading Room assistants in our Radiology Department. She completed her Health Unit Coordinator (HUC) Certification in 2015 and is working on continuing her education in the medical field. Kayla has wanted to work for › Continue Reading

Featured Image: Large amount of echogenic debris within the urinary bladder compatible with history of urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are a common problem in children. According to the American Urological Association, pediatric urinary tract infections account for more › Continue Reading

Congratulations to Becci Pryor CRA, RT(R) on winning the Safety Award! This quarter we had a three-way tie. Safety coaches and managers voted, and Becci was chosen as the winner. The Safety Award is given each quarter to the Radiology › Continue Reading